Monday, May 28, 2007

SRC Lister Needs Help...

Lisa from Books Lists Life says, "The two I've already chosen are: gods in Alabama by Jackson and The Optimist's Daughter by Welty. I'm thinking about the first Miss Julia, but wouldn't mind something with a little bluesy heat to it."

Let's help her with some "Bluesy Heat" ideas!

I immediately thought of Robert Johnson, since I live near the "crossroads", and that lead to Walter Mosely's excellent RL's Dream. I'll accept Mr. Mosley as a Southern; although, he was born in California. The reason, I've heard him speak in interviews, and I'm certain his peoples were from the South. ;D

I also ran across this excellent article by a bookseller on the subject of "bluesy" books.

Other suggestions anyone?


Lisa said...

Hey that's me! I'll be sure to check back to see what you smart people come up with.

Anonymous said...

One book that has somewhat of a blues touch is Miss Women by Ann Vaughn Richards.The character known as Miss Woman sings the blues.MLH

maggie moran said...

Sounds good MLH!

Lisa, I thought of two mystery writers that concentrate in the bayous of Louisiana, James Lee Burke and Julie Smith.